Grandparent Visitation Rights
Dedicated Grandparent Rights Attorneys in Franklin & Columbia, TN
Helping you maintain loving relationships with your grandchildren in Brentwood & Spring Hill, Tennessee
Nothing brings more joy to a senior’s golden years than time spent with grandchildren. Yet grandparents who are not part of the immediate household can lose that precious time for numerous reasons. For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates has worked to assert grandparents’ rights to maintain healthy and beneficial relationships with their grandchildren. Our dedicated legal services have ensured visitation rights for grandparents under a variety of circumstances, including:
- Parental interference – Though the parents’ marriage is intact, the couple does not allow the grandparents on one side or the other to see the children
- Post-divorce parental interference – The custodial parent interferes with visitation from the ex-spouse’s parents
- Interference from a widow or widower – A surviving parent does not allow the parents of the deceased to see the children
Tennessee grandparent visitation rights attorneys
Tennessee law recognizes that it is generally in the child’s best interest to have nurturing contact with his or her grandparents. While this is certainly not always the case, it is a rebuttable presumption of the law, which means that parents must have provably valid grounds for limiting grandparent contact. Personal resentment towards their own parents or their spouse’s is not sufficient to override a grandparent’s legal right to visitation. If you believe a parent is deliberately interfering with your right to see your grandchildren, contact a visitation rights lawyer from the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates.
Reliable negotiation of grandparent visitation plans
During and immediately after divorce, a custodial parent may have reasonable fears that grandparents on the other side will pit the children against him or her. Likewise, a widow or widower may feel the grandparents may cause the children to fixate on the sorrow and loss of their parent’s death. But rather than cut the grandparents off, the custodial or surviving parent should engage them in constructive dialogue so that grandparent contact will have the desired effect of nurturing the child, rather than causing confusion and distress. A skilled family lawyer from the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates can guide negotiations to ensure a positive outcome and a manageable visitation plan.
Contact a grandparents’ rights lawyer serving central Tennessee
The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates assert grandparents’ rights in disputes over visitation. For legal services throughout Williamson County, call today at 615-977-9370 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.